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asian hair

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by ahhhchu90, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. sbbbjm

    sbbbjm Senior member

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    ok, washing you hair once a week totally grossed me out.

    i agree mine is a lot easier to style when its a day old and i've slept on it, shit i've gone about 3 days, but there's no way i could go that a week without it smelling stanky and like 'dirty hair' - i know you say it doesn't smell, but how can one really smell their own hair unless its long? yuuuugh i dont even want to imagine how greasy it would be to run your fingers through it.

    i don't go to any special asian salons. our hair isn't any different, i'm sure there are caucasian guys with the same texture. you just have to go to someone who knows a lot of different techniques and really knows what there doing.

    i know that if i want a good cut i have to spend at least 25. i used to do the cheapo 10 dollar supercuts etc, but ever since i've switched i much more pleased.
     
  2. jster

    jster New Member

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    You don't want your hair like white/hispanic peoples hair man that's just not cool. Asian hair is amazing! dude you just gotta know what to ask your stylist to do.

    Just tell your stylist (not barber) to crazily thin and layer your hair and with lots and lots of texture. Best if you could get an Asian stylist but any stylist with skill can do it.

    As for the stuff to put in your hair you need wax and not putty or gel or some shit. I recommend that you get Gatsby wax which is the best and is recommend by all Asians so buy it on Ebay or in an Asian hair salon. The wax comes in different colours for different types of hairstyles.

    The wax is for styling your hair which means you will also need hairspray for after your styling to hold the style in place. The best time to style your your is after your hair has been washed, toweled and blow dried.

    Examples:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pssd1...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foJIF...eature=related

    Type in "asian hairstyles tutorial" on youtube to get more ideas
     
  3. gungadin25

    gungadin25 Senior member

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    I'm an asian male and I don't like my hair. It's really really straight and hard t omanage. It poofs out when it short so I have to leave it long but it looks messy. Is there a way to get it like hispanic and white peoples hair. Like how its so smooth, texturized, and flat even when its short.

    kinda like this guy: http://i8.tinypic.com/52mlb34.jpg

    and please none of the "be proud of who you are" and "grass isn't always greener" crap


    Try this product:

    http://www.alexchiu.com/eternallife/gorgeouspil.htm

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Zenny

    Zenny Senior member

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    Be proud of who you are because grass isn't always greener.
     
  5. Ruppan

    Ruppan Member

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    First post.

    I'm Taiwanese and I would have classified my hair as slightly softer than typical Asian male hair. When I would wake up, my hair would be standing straight up. If I didn't use any product in my hair, it would fail to retain any semblance of shape after drying. I also had to get my hair cut every 3-4 weeks otherwise the sides would look messy.

    This past year, the texture of my hair has changed dramatically. Part of it is due to growing out my hair. I'm aiming for a typical medium length caucasian parted hair-style, like something you see in those barber shop pictures. But most of it has been the change in my hair regiment. Here are a few things that have made a dramatic difference in my hair:

    1. Wash 1x per week. Shampoo strips your hair of its natural oil, sebum, which is actually good for your hair. After the first few days you will notice the effects of this immediately. I feel like a sucker thinking about how advertising brainwashed me into using shampoo everday and even sometimes twice a day. It's also much better for the environment to cut down on soaps.

    I mentioned this to a friend and he had the same reaction as many of you. Doesn't your hair stink? Then I asked him how often his wife washes her hair. He responded by saying 1x per week. I then asked him, "does your wife's hair stink?" He shut up right away. I then went on the berate him about being brainwashed by advertising.

    Basically, all you need to do to keep your hair smelling good is a rinse and condition everyday.

    2. Rinse your hair with cold water. Cold water seals the moisture from the shower into your hair by closing the cuticles. I usually rinse my hair with warm/hot water, apply conditioner, go about my shower, and rinse with ice cold water when I'm getting out of the shower.

    3. Olive oil. I started doing this after reading an article about the effects of olive oil on the skin. Basically, extra virgin olive oil contains high concentrations Retinol and other antioxidants, which is not produced by the body but helps the skin retain moisture. I would apply a small amount to my skin after showering, and the effects were pretty immediate. My skin became much softer without getting greasy because the oil gets completely absorbed by the skin. Sooner or later, I just tried it on my hair and had exactly the same results.

    4. Consistent combing. If you comb your hair the same way everyday, it will sooner or later begin to take that shape naturally. Waking up, out of the shower, whenever....my hair can more or less fall back into place with a simple brush of my hands.

    Some of you may think 1 and 3 above are revolting, but I hardly ever have to use gel or hairspray. The idea and look of hard sticky hair is far, far worse.
     
  6. breakdown

    breakdown Well-Known Member

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    I'm Asian and I hate the way Asian hair looks. I'm not speaking genetically, i mean the way Asian men typically decide to style, or not style, their hair. Lots of crew cuts, shaved sides, bowl cuts that were left back in the nineties for everyone else.

    For me, I find more success when I let my hair get longer. If it's a hairstyle I admire on a white or latin person, I find I need my hair to be a half inch longer than theirs on the sides. Like you said, if it's too short it'll stick straight out. So you need just enough length on the sides to give it some weight. But if you don't thin it out or layer it, it'll get too poofy and big. On the flip side, I find the overly thinned hairstyles on some Asian men to look really effeminate and fluffy, like a the feathers on Gonzo's head.

    Also, the key is to experiment. Different cuts/products/and process of using those products. I get a completely different hairstyle if I let my hair dry first vs. putting product on wet hair, then letting it dry and breaking it up. The latter offers more control, i can get flatter sides and higher body. Putting it on dry hair offers a more natural look, but then if it tends to look bad by the end of the day.
     
  7. Ruppan

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    But if you don't thin it out or layer it, it'll get too poofy and big.

    This is the only part with which I disagree.

    I hate when barbers/stylists try to thin out my hair with the damnable scissors. It leaves my hair frizzy and it doesn't grow back evenly. Besides, isn't thick hair a good thing? I never heard anyone complimented on their thin hair.

    When I get out of the shower, I comb the hair on the sides back. On bad hair days, I use a little hairspray for hold. Keep doing this long enough and you'll train your hair to lay this way.

    Also, I recommend using Samy Pure conditioner:

    http://www.samysalon.com/products/sm...onditioner.htm

    I don't know why, but this stuff actually seems to have some effect on the texture of my hair whereas every other conditioner has had no noticeable effect. No promises, but it just works well for me.
     
  8. randomtw

    randomtw Senior member

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    Haha I go MIA for a year and I find this thread just where I left it.

    I've been playing around with the same hair style and various products for about 12 months now. Since Asian hair is naturally fine and straight, I felt that using pomade was overkill (if slight) for achieving lift or control. Apply too much and you'll get a heavy greasy mop on your head. I enjoyed the pliability offered by pomade as people often want to touch my hair, but it doesn't set completely and the greasiness effectively repulses any perpetrators. (For reference, I used American Crew and Paul Mitchell pomades.) I recently switched to TIGI Bed Head Manipulator paste and found that it offers the same shine and softness without the greasiness. It also doesn't melt in heat like pomade does. Top it off with a finishing spray and you're golden for the whole day. I played tennis for two and half hours in 95-degree weather and my hair was more or less the same at the end of the day as it was when I first styled it in the morning.

    [​IMG]

    To increase control without sacrificing length and keeping product usage to a minimum, have your hair texturized with thinning shears the next time you're at a salon. It reduces the weight of your hair and increases separation, making spikey styles almost effortless to put up. I used to spend up to 15 minutes trying to work and position my hair exactly the way I wanted it, but now I'm in and out in under 3.


    howd you get that hair? i'm thinking about trying it out but how long do you have to grow out the back of your head hair for that? how do you keep the back styled during the time you grow it out?
     
  9. Macintosh

    Macintosh Well-Known Member

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    hey im not asian but i have straight, thin hair. people have told me that i have chinese hair a lot although I'm russian.. I tihnk the best thing to do is keep it medium size, get a textured cut, and wax it to make it a bit messy and textured

    also, MAGIC MOVE by Supremo is a great japanese hair wax, it'll make your hair look fuller, smoother, and nicer. Its perfect for thin straight hair, I've tried other brands and they made my hair look very bad
     
  10. sbbbjm

    sbbbjm Senior member

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    I'm Asian and I hate the way Asian hair looks. I'm not speaking genetically, i mean the way Asian men typically decide to style, or not style, their hair. Lots of crew cuts, shaved sides, bowl cuts that were left back in the nineties for everyone else. For me, I find more success when I let my hair get longer. If it's a hairstyle I admire on a white or latin person, I find I need my hair to be a half inch longer than theirs on the sides. Like you said, if it's too short it'll stick straight out. So you need just enough length on the sides to give it some weight. But if you don't thin it out or layer it, it'll get too poofy and big. On the flip side, I find the overly thinned hairstyles on some Asian men to look really effeminate and fluffy, like a the feathers on Gonzo's head. Also, the key is to experiment. Different cuts/products/and process of using those products. I get a completely different hairstyle if I let my hair dry first vs. putting product on wet hair, then letting it dry and breaking it up. The latter offers more control, i can get flatter sides and higher body. Putting it on dry hair offers a more natural look, but then if it tends to look bad by the end of the day.
    agree, agree, agree, agree, AGREEEEE to everything this guy has said! i always get complements and comments like, "more asian guys need to wear their hair like you" or "i didn't know asian hair could be cut to look good like that" -------------- if your not liking the results you get from your BARBER in terms of the thinning and texturizing it's bc youre going to a BARBER. they are more old school and can do amazing things with razors, but when it comes to manipulating texture etc, they don't usually teach that in barbering school. good STYLISTS usually have a plethora of tricks up their sleeves like point cutting, razoring etc, in addition to having multiple texturizing/thinning shears with varying 'teeth' width to accomodate different hair types. just like there's a certain art to getting THE perfect fade for barbers, there's an art to knowing how much to thin and get it even all over and which shears to use. . . . and if ur lucky like me, ur stylists not only stays on top of the industry with different cutting techniques, but she also started out old school barbering so she can create just about anything. i've found that the best haircuts i've gotten have been by stylists who have spent a good amount of time studying with bumble and bumble in nyc, post already having been in the industry a few years already. maybe its just coincidence, maybe not. -------------- . . . and one last thing, not all asian hair is the same. i have thicker, coarser hair, with a bit of wave. my cousins have stick straight, extremely fine hair (like if its wet u can see their scalp), my brother in law has wavy almost curly hair. -------------- my miracle products: kiehl's creme with silk groom - it's like leave in conditioner/smoother with a creamy rich, lotion type texture that i put in damp hair and let air dry. it's heavy enough to weigh my hair down so its not the asian poofball, and when it dries u don't feel like u have anything in your hair. hair dryer - to flatten down the cowlicks and also de-poof
     
  11. inquirer89

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    I'm Asian, and the only way I found to get around the "sticking straight up" curse with short hair is to get #2 on the sides and hand-cut to a little over an #8 on the top. When freshly cut, this looks pretty good on its own, but to style it I wear a baseball cap right after I take a shower. After about 15min of letting the hair "mold" in the cap, the top flattens out like the type of style that many white guys can do with ease. Or you can use product, but I like my hair completely natural. It's a tedious process and it sucks that you have to cut it every few weeks before my hair resembles an afro, but it's the only style I like. And humidity kills it...hence I carry a hat around all the time...

    +1 On the disliking the way many Asians style their hair. Especially if it's obviously unnaturally bond and spiked up in all directions.
     
  12. ryvac

    ryvac Well-Known Member

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    Nice thread going here,
    I know it's an old thread but I don't want to start a new one so here I go...
    So I'd like to take the japanese hairstylist advice mentioned here so does anyone know a japanese hairstyles in the OC or Riverside area?
    thanks

    Edit: Nevermind, "Yelp.com" game me my answer.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  13. Jdeansmith11

    Jdeansmith11 Well-Known Member

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    best advice ever given.
     
  14. rohde88

    rohde88 Senior member

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    I usually go 2 days between washing and I layer my hair to avoid helmet head. I keep it tight and neat if I'm in court or I can go K-pop style on the weekends...
     
  15. feliiiik

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  16. shinninglikeme

    shinninglikeme Member

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    Its easy to get white hair,
    You can always color your hair Ash grey this color was in in 2011
     

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